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, including gao. thousands have fled south to escape. elizabeth palmer is in mali and met some of the refugees. >> reporter: against all odds, the beat goes on 600 miles from home. but if moussa mega and his band carried on like this in their native city of gao they'd have been arrested or worse by the islamic militants who took over ten months ago. so they fled to safety in the south. we have heard that the extremists, rebels who have come to gao will not let you play. "that's right" he told me. "they said it was unislamic." how did they stop you? "they would break our instruments" he said "and whip us bitterly in public." the militants who control large parts of northern mali rule by terror. this cell phone video shows them in gao flogging a man found guilty of adultery and drinking alcohol. tata, the band's star dancer, is also a teacher. she told us gao was dangerous for women, too. riding with a man on a motorcycle or going out alone can mean arrest and rape. the local consensus is that as few as 400 extremists ruled gao's population of more than 100,000 with violence. here a thief is abo
-qaeda. the army entered the ancient city of timbukto, a day after taking the town of gao. both had been held by the militants for months. in support, french forces were air-dropped north of timbukto overnight. along with french helicopters, they helped drive the rebels north. >> there is a general movement of retreat so we can't exactly know what their plan is. i'm not sure they have a plan. it looks like they are heading north and trying to be where operations are taking place. >> woodruff: the militants had systematically destroyed ancient cultural sites in tick buck due. timbuktu. and before they retreated, they burned a library that held scrolls dating to the middle ages. it was unclear how many were destroyed. meanwhile, the people of gao celebrated after the rebels were routed there on sunday. lindsey hilsum of independent television news filed this report from gao. a warning: it contains some graphic images. >> reporter: malian intelligence officers investigating. the barrels in the courtyard they say were intended to flow up the bridge over the river niger leading into gao. this was
, with one exception. with the law that created they gao, there is an exception to monetary policy. gao cannot go in an audit in monetary policy decision. -- audit a monetary policy decision. if the audit the fed bill passed, a congressman who did not like the latest interest- rate move could say, gao, go an audit that. the gao would send its staff and to the federal reserve to say, why did you rise in interest rates? that is the first step for the federal reserve no longer being an independent central bank. there is strong agreement around the world that if you want monetary policy based on long- term considerations and not on short-term political consideration, the central bank needs to have some independence in making the trip policy. this bill would strike at the heart of this independence. it is my opinion that many people who support the bill think it means what it sounds like, something about the financials. it has to do with whether or not congress can pass the gao to investigate a decision by the fed that it does not like. if you want a healthy economy, you want to have a stron
stronghold gao. the u.s., britain, and other nations are pledging uses nickel -- logistical support. african states are stirring to deploy their own troops. let's get the latest now from the capital of mali. bring us up-to-date with the latest you have found on the ground. >> french forces have pushed deeper into the eighth rebels territory. they have attacked the town of gao and an army base. it has been taken over by rebels. they are said to have raised that army base on the ground. after stopping the advance of the rebels, bid has other strategic towns as the french forces a week in the military might. here there has been a huge response to a call by the president for the people of mali to help their week army. >> at a medical facility, people have gathered to donate blood. they are responding to our request from the president to support the country's forces which ever way they can. >> we are ready to respond to any request. if called to fight we will respond. we are ready to die. >> others donated money and food to the military. >> officials have called the french intervention in welcome
declines to the lowest levels in history. >> i hope you are right. >> why does the gao say we have to run sur produces starting today to have a sustainable government? the gao, obama's chosen auditors -- >> misreading it. the gao did not say we have to balance the report today. >> is stays the government is unsustainable unless we have surpluses now for what neil and i said. the interest payments on the debt bankrupt us. $3,000 now, $10,000 a person in ten years. can you afford to pay $7,000 a year? neil: i wish we could go more, but i'm not saying this to blast republicans. i'm not saying it to blast democrats. both parties have abused the privilege of lying. they gotten to the point now where they have nod addressed the underlying problem. i'm not interested in looking back at who is to blame. here's the mess now. fix it. we're not. all right. when we come back. blast your boss, but keep your job? how you can lash out, but stay in. i hope my staff is not watching. then, beyonce lip singing the national anthem yesterday. i was all over this. today, she could be singing about leaving the
. second, all of our books and financials are open to the gao, which works for congress and the government and can look at anything it wants to look at. third, the independent sector general that is able to evaluate any aspects of the fed 's financials and activities that it would like. if you would like to see more, the fed's website has a detailed discussion of the various audits that we go through. all our financials and activities are thoroughly audited. with one exception. that is that in the law which created the government accountability office, there is an exception for monetary policy. the gao can do anything it wants but what it cannot do is go in and audit a monetary policy decision. but the audit the fed bill would do would be to strike that cause. if the bill passed, then a congressman who did not like it, the gao could send its staff into the federal reserve to look and see, why did you raise interest rates? and begin to investigate the decision. that is the first step toward the federal reserve no longer being an independent central bank. there is strong agreement around the
smart and wise. i'm not at all sure he is ride. >> can he read the gao report? can he read? >> he can. but i think his view of that is basically goes something like this: and i can't read hits mind. my sense is he believes that the economy is recovering that the recovery will in time gain steam because recovery already has. with that will come a gush everywhere of tax receipts which will help of offset deficits and reduce the need to borrow so much money that in time these things will take care of themselves and moreover -- >> >> bill: wait, clearly the report says to him because he is the leader of the nation you must cut and reform entitlements, u. must do it. no matter what happens with the economy and no matter what happens with the tax receipts, you have to do that bus it's unsustainable that the country can continue to spend as much money as it's spending on these entitle wants, medicare social security, social fabric, all of that he knows that. i'm saying in my heart he is rolling the dice with the future of every single american. every one. because of his, i guess, place in h
of the airport and bridge in the negotiate city of gao. refugees from the north are moving south often bunking in with relatives. elizabeth palmer reports from segou. >> reporter: we found the maiga clan, four families jammed in together in in one brother's house. the extremists who took over their town made life impossible for women fatima tells me. "we couldn't go out by ourselves," she says. and demonstrates how even way man to accompany them, women had to cover up or face arrest. the maiga family has its hopes pinned on the french army, which along with the mali military is pushing north to drive the extremists out. we asked fatima to call home for the latest news. it's not good. the extremists are reinforcing and no food is getting into the town. down the road, we find the segou school. the principal shows us the list of refugee students who fled the extremists' attack on education. the extremist excuse-- public schools weren't islamic enough. the schools in the north are closed. >> closed, closed, because that's why they are here because all the schools are-- they attended were closed. >
the newly liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a successful rare double arm transplant, after losing all of his limbs in the iraq war. >> i hated not having arms. i was all right with not having legs. not having arms takes so much away from you out of even your personality. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> viking river cruises. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: one week into his second term, president obama officially took on the issue of immigration today. he said it comes down to a simpl
to present to the gao shortly a work plan for 2013. i believe it will look similar to the work plan in 2012, allocating 5000 out of the 17,000 or contract to special projects in audit. some of that a special requests from the supervisors; also perhaps 3000 hours, -- we would bring that shortly. this is one audit to be conducted during the course of the year. in terms of where we are now, we are completing today the final draft on the public safety realignment audit, submitting that to departments to get written comments.we hope to present up to the board of supervisors next week. we have an outstanding audit on the redevelopment agency that we want to discuss with this committee. our goal is to -- the amendment is looking at 12-1500, we cannot do all of it by may. we want to discuss with you what are your priorities and help you decide what some of the highest cost and risk issues are. in terms of the work both supervisor campus and cohen talk about working in tandem with the hud audit, in some of the findings to inform this process as opposed to duplicating this. i imagine it goin
african nation of mali, as jubilation gives way to retribution in the newly liberated city gao. lindsey hilsum of independent television news has an on-the- ground report. be advised: some of the images may be disturbing. reporter: the soldiers got him before he was attacked. just as well. vij it antis had already beaten up this man before the military rescued him. in gao, those said to have cooperated with him, the muslim jihad in unity who ruled this city for nine months, are in acute danger now. >> they're from majoa. they're the islam i haves who have gone into their homes to hide smed we've been rounding them up to hand them over to the military. >> reporter: days of joy emerging into days of vengeance. on saturday as mallian soldiers entered the town, a jihady fired into the crowd. the pictures are too graphic to show. he was lynched. torn limb from limb. left mutilated and dead. today we saw one of the jihaddist's weapons clashes. the people of gao are full of anger about the men who used their town as a base for their war against all things western. there's no one here to stop t
said gao says half of that will be wasted. it will never be completed. and back in black the city ought to cancel this because it will never work. this is out inefficient government is. finally the air force canceled the spent another 100 million first. they paid the settlement fee to cancel of $8 million. but the person responsible did not get fired and not held accountable. those that did not provide the service got their money back. nobody runs their household that way. most state governments operate the we are incompetent when it comes to spending america is taxpayer money would raise $32 billion for year on programs that don't work? that is 60% of what they want to take additional lay out of the pentagon. where does the leadership say we will stop? to have a special subcommittee with the bad actors and we demand those people get fired but none of that happens. you could not perform on a contract and do it with impunity because members of congress are basically not willing or inexperienced to know you should hold people accountable whether a federal employee but that is one example
liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a succes r
initiatives in the states and the federal government, the g.a.o. office issued a report on the possibility of a mileage tax to replace the -- or go with the gas tax, with a lot of hybrids on the road, where fuel efficiency standards are increasing, as well as electric cars, a lot of states and the federal government are not getting as much of the transportation tax they -- gas tax they use for transportation that they got before. so they're are trying to figure out another way to get the money. one way is potentially, doing a pay by the mile tax. and that is what i think you are referring to with these gps systems, which is one of the propoafs to put in your car, to bible to monitor how many miles you go. >> have you to put it in your car, it's the government's way of monitoring how much you are driving and taxing you accordingly. that's creepy in and of itself. >> right? at least the federal government report mentioned that it is prohibitive, the privacy concern for such a device, that they don't think it's a doable they think nationally -- >> neil: but they do it with ev-pass and other s
been with gao since 1984 leading a wide rage of efforts improve and effectiveness of federal programs. lori's work has included evaluations of federal worker training, protection of for place quality programs as well as assessments of efforts to retake the integrity of social security numbers. laurie is also -- efforts to enhance training opportunities and career development to the gao step. with that let me turn it over to enter spent as jessica said the real id act represent significant investment against identity theft and fraud. since 2005 in complying with real id, the state made tremendous progress in meeting requirements in a green securities at for driver's license. just give you a brief smattering of what that looks like, in 2007 you would have about 23 states that were confirming immigration status before issuing a driver's license. a driver's license. now that number is as high as 48 out of 50 fixtures, this is a significant increase. 96% of states provide fraudulent document recognition training for their employees, an 89% of states to background checks. these represent th
of health. secondly, all of our books, financials, everything is open to the gao, government accountability office, which is -- you know, works for congress and the government can look at anything it wants to. and the inspector general, it will to evaluate any aspect of the fed's financial. if you'd like to speak -- see more about this, the fed website has a detailed discussion of the various audits that the federal reserve answers to. all of the activities are thoroughly audited. one exception. the -- date created the government accountability office, the gao. there is an exception made. they can do anything it wants, but what it cannot do is go and and make a monetary policy decision. now, what it the bill would do is strike that clause. so if the spotted the fed bill passed then a congressman it did not like the interest-rate move could say, the gao, go on with that. what that would mean is the government accountability office would send it staff into the federal reserve to look and see, what did you guys raise interest rates and began to investigate that decision? it seems to me, that i
security should focus, we saw in the gao study was a income healtly the versiot only focussed on the southwest border, it needs to be a comprehensive study of our coastlines, and those that over stay their visas. lou: and illegal immigrants, estimated 40% here, as a result of entering through the ports and airports. over staying their visas. going to the idea that we're going to see this battle joined. i have gone through the list with gallup, talking about problem that face the nation, this president those en one of the lowest priorities -- chose en one of the lowest priorities for american people to put his great, effort into, that is gun control here, is talking about immigration reform, and gun control, he is taking on the issues that frankly are not -- not at the top of the list for most americans. how doe you raisingallize that, we need to resolve the issue, but how do we eplane hi explains of priority. >> well, i don't think they should mess with the second amendment, when they put it out there immigration reform should be done in a way it achieves an american purpose,
cargadores, el alguacil de ore o oregon dice que no pondra el ley el no defenderse, su misibva gao adeptos, pero el presidente esta a cuero do de firmar, pero di u que si sus hijos sean protegi o protegisdoprotegisddos protegidos. >> la asociacion del rifle que e esta de acuerdo y dice que at a atacara el comercio ilegal, la o o organizacion dice que los niños son vulnerables. >> gracias por la información, e el panico en londres por un h i helicoptehel helicóptero, investigan la causa del accidente se reportan dos muertos y 13 heridos. >> un camion causo accidente en texas, el chofer murió en el t acto, el trafico quedo interr p interrumpidopor varias horas. >> cuando se desplomo una avió e avióneta murió unados eprsper t detalles. >> el perdiodista jorge lopez e el acrobata cabaañas, los det e detalles aun no se saben. >> alpinismo, esqui acuatico a eran algundas de las especila e especilidades en que jorge se s especializo. >> perdió la vida al desplomarce la avióneta, sucedio cuando se grabo adrenalina xtreme, el a i accidente fue a pocos metros de la autopista
, lori has been with the gao since 1984, leading a wide range of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs. lori's work has included evaluations of federal worker training, protection of workplace quality programs as well as assessments of efforts to protect the integrity of social security numbers. lori has also led internally focused efforts to enhance training opportunities and career development for the g8 of staff. let me turn it over to andrew. >> as jessica said, the real id act reticent significant investment against identity theft and fraud. since 2005 in complying with real id, the states made tremendous progress in meeting the requirements and updating the security's for driver's licenses. just to give you a brief smattering of what that looks like him in 2007 you only have about 27 states are confirming immigration status before issuing a driver's license. now the number is as high as 48 out of 86 jurisdictions. this is a significant increase. 96% of states provide fraudulent document recognition training for their employees, and 89% of sta
records of these mentally incontinent of the system. >> that's backed up by a gao report last year finding between 2004 and 2011, almost half of all-states increased the number available. as for lapierre's flip-flop, he slipped out without taking questions. that's him behind senator ted cruz. >> you know, i understand the media likes to put everything in the context of politics, my focus is on what works. strict gun control does not work. >> the day's other star witness, former congresswoman and shooting victim, gabby giffords left with the aid of her husband, who hardly sounded confident. you can they can get a bill passed? yet another sign the fate of gun control won't be settled at a hearing. >> nancy robinson is executive director. matt, let me start with you. pretty interesting about face by the nra and probably surprising a lot of people watching, but tell me why you don't think background checks, a universal background check is going to work? >> first of all, has there ever been a worse spokesman? seriously. i like the 98 version better. the idea it's a panecea, if you look at the t
about this gao report. they failed to audit the government consolidated financial statements because you can't. they are a mess. you cannot understand them. this happens every year. >> well, the government says it needs to be audited, and that it doesn't pass the audit. i think this administration has been very bad on exactly the issue they said there were going to be gone, which is transparency. i think that one of the fights that we need tohave if we're going to have honest and accurate budget is to get real numbers d real understanding of assets. a fortune 500 company behave the way the united states goverent it the sec would be all over the broad. gerri: that's right. there would be. it's all gimmicks and tricks. thank you for coming on ensuring a friday evening with us. have a great weekend. >> you, too. thank you. gerri: thank you. meanwhile, if you the president obama was done campaigning, think again. his political machine is being turned into a nonprofit group to rally support. the group called organized for action will have tax-exempt status and it also means it can lend at sup
of our books, all of our financials, everything is open to the gao, the public accounting office which is, you know, works for the congress and the government and can look at anything it wants to look at. and, third, we also have an independent inspector general that is able to, you know, evaluate any aspect of the fed's financials or activities that it would like. if you'd like to see more about this, the fed's web site, federalreserve.gov, has a detailed discussion of all the various audits that the federal reserve goes through. so all of our financials, all of our activities are thoroughly audited with one exception. and that exception is that in the law which, um, created the government accountability office, the gao, there is an exception made for monetary policy. in other words, gao can do anything it wants at the federal reserve, but what it can't do is go in and audit a monetary policy decision. now, what the audit the fed bill would do is very simple, it would strike that clause. so if the audit the fed bill passed, then a congressman who didn't like the fed's latest interest rat
is unconstitutional. on friday, i also wrote the gao -- or the government accountability office and said to them, do an investigation. identify all of the action taken and that action in my opinion is void because it was done by people who were there illegally. >> just to clarify for folks who are not as familiar with this, richard cordrey appointed, also as a recess appointment, not part of this case. but basically, done in the same way, at the same time, to head up that consumer bureau. so you are saying even though the court decision wasn't about him specifically, you think there is a good argument that he needs to go as well. >> based on this court opinion, it's obvious. you are absolutely right. he was appointed at the same time in the same way, during the same recess. and the ramifications for that consumer protection bureau are even worse because he is the one -- this was a part of dodd-frank, he was the one that brought this bureau up and gave it life and now it's pretty clear, under the ruling of the court that -- actions taken there, if he is there illegally, those actions are going to be
were closing in, taking over the city gates and all traffic going out and coming in of gao. in timbuktu, a cut offshoots fully control the town. patrolling the city of islamic learning for all, adultery, and other violations of sharia law. here the fighters from nigeria and mauritania me go with those from across the area. and from their perch high above timbuktu, answer there will never ask them to leave. >> their brothers in al qaeda, our brothers in religion. they're here with us overseeing things in the same area we are working and our relationship with them is one of muslim. by what right could be expelled them? as a service to france or america? >> at this hideout in another northern town, tuareg rebels say andaeda are proxy's of mali algeria, utilized for years to isolate tuareg communities and prevent the appearance of a tuareg state. >> the main enemy of the mali government is the tuareg. this is the belief system upon which the malian state is based, that the primary interest -- enemy is the tuareg. since the birth of mali, mali had taken the lead just like the french colonial
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